Favorite Folders


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Howard Brazee

I just upgraded to Office 2003. The first thing I did was try to get more
space on my screen by eliminating stuff I don't use.

I see no reason for Outlook's Favorite folders, so I went to help:

Help showed I can do:

Empty the Favorite Folders pane to save space Help
Assistance > Outlook 2003 > Startup and Settings > Installing and Customizing >
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To minimize the amount of space that the Favorite Folders pane occupies — you
can't remove it completely from the Navigation Pane — you can remove all the
folders in it. After you remove the folders, one at a time, you will only be
left with the Favorite Folders pane heading.
Remove a folder from the Favorite Folders pane

1. Right-click the folder that you want to remove, and then click Remove from
Favorite Folders on the shortcut menu.
2. Repeat step 1 for each folder that you want to remove.

Note Folders must be removed individually from the Favorite Folders pane.




When Microsoft makes it impossible to remove a folder, I infer that they think
it must be useful for some reason, other than to make it hard for me to have all
my Outlook folders visible. Is there some reason for it? Why don't they
make it configurable?
 
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Dian D. Chapman, MVP

It does seem strange that there doesn't seem to be a way to completely
remove the favorites panel...although I thought at one point I did
manage to remove it. But I'll assume now that I was wrong for thinking
that.

However, personally, I find the favorites panel invaluable! I have so
many separate email folders that it is vital to me to have the most
used ones in a quick access area so I can easily find those that I
need to use most at any time. IMO, it's a fantastic time saving
feature.

As any developer knows...you just can't please everyone. You could
care less if it was there and wish it would be gone...yet I'd be
screaming if they took this great feature away form me! <wink>

Dian D. Chapman, Technical Consultant
Microsoft MVP, MOS Certified
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Guest

I never see the Favorite Folders pane since I always use the Folder List with
All Folders displayed instead.
 
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Dian D. Chapman, MVP

Yes...maybe I wasn't dreaming!<g> I do believe there is some way to
get the view to change. However, although I believe I did manage to do
it once/twice???...I can't get it to work now that I regularly use
Favorites????

Maybe someone will come along who knows the moves and will enlighten
us all! ;-)

Dian ~
 
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Brian Tillman

Howard Brazee said:
I just upgraded to Office 2003. The first thing I did was try to
get more space on my screen by eliminating stuff I don't use.

I see no reason for Outlook's Favorite folders, so I went to help:

So, don't show it. Choose the Folders List view and use the Configure
Buttons at the bottom to remove everything else.
 

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